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The family fortuna

Eagar, Lindsay (author.).

Summary: Beaked. Feathered. Monstrous. Avita was born to be a star. Her tent sells out nightly, and every performance incites bloodcurdling screams. She's the most lucrative circus act from Texas to Tacoma, the crown jewel of the Family Fortuna, and Avita feeds on the shrieks, the gasps, the fear. But when a handsome young artist arrives to create posters of the performers, she's appalled by his rendering of Bird Girl. Is that all he sees? A hideous monster, all sharp beak and razor teeth, obsidian eyes and ruffled feathers? Determined to be more, Avita devises a plan to snatch freedom out from under the greased mustache of her charismatic father, the domineering proprietor and ringmaster. But will their fragile circus family survive the showdown she has in mind? By turns delightful and disturbing, bawdy and breathtaking, horrific and heartfelt, this electric and exquisitely crafted story about a family like no other challenges our every notion of what it means to be different, subject to an earful of screams, and to step out of the shadows and shine anyway.

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  • ISBN: 9780763692353
  • ISBN: 0763692352
  • Physical Description: 389 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Sommerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, [2023]
Subject: Circus Fiction
Birds Juvenile fiction
Circus performers Fiction
Artists Fiction
Families Fiction
Fathers and daughters Fiction
Genre: Novels.
Fantasy fiction.
Young adult fiction.

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  • 9 of 10 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Iredell County Public Library.


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